Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hicks in the Sticks.... rock on.....

From our buddy.... Casey Twist....

From: Mr. Twist

Date: Apr 30, 2008 1:55 PM
Subject: Gavin Degraw t.v. appearances.
Body: Hello to all. Here are some more t.v. appearances that I will be performing with Gavin Degraw and the band. I just wanted to post this for those of you who are interested. Thanks.

Gavin's new record comes out Tuesday, May 6th.

Monday May 5th - CBS Early Show (7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

on CBS)
Tuesday May 6th - Live with Regis and Kelly ( 9 a.m. - 10 a.

m on ABC)
Wednesday May 7th - Ellen DeGeneres Show (www. tvguide.

Thursday May 8th - Jimmy Kimmel (12:05 a.m.

on ABC)
Monday May 12th - CBS Early Show
Tuesday May 13th - Last Call with Carson Daly (1:35 a.m.

on NBC)

I know the CBS Early Show and Regis and Kelly are live and air the same day. Ellen I think airs the following day. Jimmy Kimmel airs the same day as taping but I'm not sure about Carson Daly.

You may want to check your TV/cable guide or www. tvguide. com just to make sure.

Fifty Nine South... New CD ... May 10th!

Nick Gibson..... on the air at the TWISTER, OKC this FRIDAY MORNING and opening for Kenny Chesney at Ford Center in the evening...

From: Nick Gibson

Date: Apr 30, 2008 1:46 AM
Subject: Nick Gibson LIVE on 101.9 The Twister!
Body: Howdy everyone!

Just wanted to let everyone know that this Friday morning (May 2nd) we're going to be LIVE on the air on 101.

9 The Twister in Oklahoma City, OK!

They're going to be interviewing us and we're going to do some songs LIVE on the air!

It'll be around 9 A.M.

in the morning, so make sure you tune in!

But what if you don't live in the Oklahoma City area you might ask? Well fear not! 101.9 The Twister streams their live feed to the WEB! That's right! No matter where you are, as long as you're at a computer with an internet connection at 9 A.M.
central time on Friday morning, you can listen to us on the air! Just goto www. thetwister. com and click the "LISTEN Live >" button on the right side of the screen!

So, one more time...

Friday, May 2nd
9 A.M.

Nick Gibson
LIVE and Acoustic on the Air

Big thanks to 101.

9 The Twister and Tom Travis for all the support!

And don't forget, Friday night at 7:30pm we're playing at the Ford Center with Kenny Chesney and LeAnn Rimes! Can't wait to see your smiling faces in the crowd!

Tune in and listen!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mama Sweet

All right friends,

This weekend is all about our hometown, Norman, OK.

On Saturday, at 6pm, Alan and I will be doing an acoustic show as part of the Norman Music Festival. We will be performing at Dreamer Concepts on Main St. in Norman. We will be preceded by Resident Funk and followed by Camille Harp.

Saturday night, we will be headlining the Blue Fish Party at the Opolis. The Blue Fish parties are legendary in Norman for celebrating spirits and good music. Check out this link ( for more information.

Sunday, we will be playing at Groovefest at 6pm. Groovefest is a musical festival to bring attention to human rights issues. It is completely free and promises to be a great time. Here is more information There are lots of great bands playing and we hope to see you there.

Finally, I wanted to let you all know that we were chosen to play at Dfest ( So, get your tickets now! We anticipate playing on July 25.

With gratitude,

Head 'em up and move 'em out!!!!!!

Head 'em up and move 'em out!!!!!!

Bring yer butts out to JT's Cowtown in Tecumseh this Saturday the 26th for the Cactus Jones show!!

Come out and sign up to be in the Cactus Patch!!

You'll be put on our mailing list and have chances to win CD's, t-shirts and all kinds of prizes!!

Be sure to say hi to our newest member, Jim Malcolm on drums!!

Come on out and ride the bull!! And the mechanical one too!!! LOL

See ya there!!!!!

Cactus Jones

Robert "Bob" Wayne Childers

Trout Funeral Home

Robert Robert "Bob" Wayne Childers
(November 20, 1946 - April 22, 2008)

Robert Wayne "Bob" Childers, Stillwater resident, died Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at his residence. He was 61. Arrangements are made under the direction of Trout Funeral Home and Crematory.

A memorial service will be held 11 AM Saturday, April 26, 2008 at the Trout Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Guy Fox, minister of the Kildare Baptist Church, officiating.

Bob was born on November 20, 1946, to Howard and Rhea (Gaskins) Childers in West Union, West Virginia. He loved and lived music.

Childers' musical achievement is well summarized by music reviewer Erik Hague: "With his weathered, rootsy songcraft, Bob Childers is considered the godfather of Red Dirt Music, as a hard to define, 'I-know-it-when-I-hear-it' blend of country, rock and folk that Oklahoma claims as its own". He will be missed by many who loved him and were impacted by the music he left behind.

He is survived by his parents, two sons Zach and Jesse Childers, two brothers Mark Childers of Ponca City and Paul Childers of Waynoka, OK and one sister Ann Thorpe of Ponca City.

He was preceded in death by one brother David Childers.

A musical tribute is tentatively planned this Sunday at The Blue Door in Oklahoma City.

Bob Childers Memorial


Would like all to gather at the Blue Door in Oklahoma City on this coming Sunday April 27th from 2 o'clock till ???? to honor their father in memory and song - it will be a potluck and I, Greg, The Red Dirt Rangers among many others suggest taking $$$$ donations to help with funeral expenses etc. for his beloved family.

Bob's funeral will be on Saturday in Ponca City at 11 o'clock at Trout Funeral Home 505 West Grand. You can send flowers and cards to Bob's parents at

Howard and Rhea Childers
1029 Elm Ave.
Ponca City, Oklahoma

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In Memory of the Godfather of Red Dirt Music..... Bob Childers

Hello Everyone,

I know this is the first email I have sent out in awhile but life has been very busy and now has slowed down with sadness. This news letter is not about Tuff Profit. It about one of the greatest soul and spirits that I have ever met, Bob Childers. Bob past away to day. For those of you who do not know whom I’m talking about, Bob Childers is the God father of Red Dirt Music. Donnie and Bridget Wood introduce us to Bob around 4 years ago, a gift that change our lives forever. We had dinner and listen to Donnie and Bob tell stories of their many years of friendship. Then we went down to Solo Club where we listen to Bob perform. A night of pure Magic. Our world had changed that night because Donnie had open a door and invited us in to met his great friend and the root to what Red Dirt music is about. The Picture that is with this sad note means a lot to Vicki and I, it was the first time we met Bob Childers. This was a few months before the wonderful night we were invited to dinner. When I first met Donnie Wood and as our friendship grew he would talk about his good friend Uncle Bob. Taught me a lot about this great man and turn me onto his music. I became a fan and had never seen him. One night in Tulsa Vicki and went to see a Red Dirt Rangers and a reunion of Medicine Show. For someone like me this was like a dream come true. I was new to Red Dirt Music world and here in front of me was all the forefathers of this music. My first time to see and hear Red Dirt Rangers ,Randy Crouch, Medicine Show and many others. Then this man with long hair and a kind face comes up to me and asked if I had a extra cigarette . I was happy to share and started telling him how happy I was to be in a room of such great talent and wish I was part of the Red Dirt scene . The man with the Long Hair and Kind face smiled and said “you’re here enjoying the music so now you are part of it” I smiled back and held out my hand and introduced myself. He held his hand out and said “ Hello I’m Bob Childers” and I return with “ OH Shit” and like a freaked out fan ask for a picture with my wife and soul mate Vicki . He laughed and was happy to do so. Over time Donnie would invite his close friend to come to Bartlesville to play his music and we never missed a show. He even wore a Tuff Profit Shirt one night at one of these shows, That just how wonderful and kind of a soul he was. I wish now I was a better writer so I could let you all know how my heart is broken, that I will never see that man with long hair and kind face again.

Please include his family in your prayers tonight

God bless and God speed Uncle Bob

Danny Joe Walsh

Tuff Profit Band


Sunday, April 20, 2008

Please excuse the personal indulgence... but this is a proud grandpa....

Jacob “Jake” and Trisha Moffat of Stillwater are proud to announce the birth of their daughter; Isabella Ann Moffat.

Isabella Ann was born April 8, 2008 at 11:33 a.m. at Stillwater Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Fred and Linda Lucas of Ripley.

Paternal grandparents are Stan and Ann Moffat of Stillwater.

Maternal great grandparents are Mary Probis and the late Calvin Probis of Stillwater, and the late Eugene and Florence Lucas of Stillwater.

Paternal great grandparents are Elinore Moffat and the late Oscar Moffat of Perkins, and the late Harold and Mary Cathrene Shaklee of Stillwater.

California CD and DVD production company to provide copyright protection services for musicians, videographers, and other content owners that prevent

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cimsound Records proudly announces the release of the Debut CD "Red Hot Joe" from Tulsa Oklahoma's own, Rollin Phattys, the 2008 Payne County Line Oklahoma Music Awards "Blues Band of the Year"!!

National Release:

May 6th, 2008

Special Pre-Release Events:

4/18/08 The Vault, Owasso,OK

4/19/08 Kenosha Station, Broken Arrow, OK

Official CD Release Events:

5/16/08 Cimarron Bar, Tulsa, OK

5/17/08 Blues City Bar, Tulsa, OK

CDs, T-Shirts, Posters, Autographed 8x10s, & more!!

Rollin' Phattys Bookings/Promotions
Cimsound Records/Cimarron MultiMedia Group LLC
O.A.R. (...of a revolution)
with Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
date: Saturday - 5/3/2008
venue: Cain's Ballroom
423 N. Main Street
Tulsa, OK [map]
Phone: 918-584-2306
info: 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
All Ages
$30adv / $33.50dos
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As front man of the phenomenon known as O.A.R., he could play the trouper and talk about how every show is special in its own way. He could tell stories of how he and his band drove themselves just as hard when playing for a handful of underclassmen back at Ohio State University as they do when bringing thousands of fans to their more ...

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Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights
on MySpace.

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Lisa LaRue's newest CD, "AMA," is officially released today.
If you can't wait and you want it right now,
Support independent publishing: buy this disc on Lulu.

For those of you who want to know a little more, Lisa LaRue grew up in Topeka, Kansas, but now resides in her native Oklahoma. She is a tribal member of the federally-recognized United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. A composer and keyboardist, LaRue became the first female artist signed to the Sound of American Records label (SOAR - Natural Visions sublabel. Her debut release was titled "Beloved Tribal Women," produced by Will Alexander (keyboard tech to Keith Emerson, Herbie Hancock, and many other great keyboard players). The CD also received accolades for being a first in combining art with music. The CD booklet featured 14 paintings by the most awarded female Native American artist in the world, Joan Hill. The idea was, "A picture paints a thousand words," so naturally, the music was instrumental, letting the art inspire the listener. The next release was "Children's Songs in the Cherokee Language," for which she received 2 NAMMY nominations (Native American Music Awards). The third release was a collaboration with Muscogee (Creek) flutist/guitarist John 'Yafke' Timothy titled "That Ol' Sofkee Spoon." Most recently, Lisa LaRue was awarded the 2008 Oklahoma Music Awards' "Native American Artist of the Year.

Joe Mack performs...

March 24, 2008

Okie guitar slinger Joe Mack performs across the state

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Joe Mack will perform across the panhandle state over the next two weeks as he continues on his Spring Fling 2008 voyage across the Mid-South.

The 28-year-old Oklahoma native is a musician's musician. His interests in sound perked at age five when he started singing in the church and it was his voice that took him to study music at Oklahoma State University and faraway in Europe, though nowadays Mack is known for his outlandish guitar playing, real-time phrase sampling and good ole Okie demeanor that has charmed audiences from Eugene, Oregon to Savannah, Georgia, and at major festivals like The Great Unknown (2003), SXSW (2004) and Zoe Jam (2005). Most recently, Mack won the 2007 Red Dirt Harvest Festival’s Singer/Songwriter Open-Mic Competition at the Grape Ranch Winery in Okemah, Oklahoma against 35 other song slingers in Woody Guthrie’s hometown.

The round mound of sound has also shared bills and stages with some of the top talent from across the state and nation, including Ryan Adams, Tim Reynolds, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Drew Emmitt & Vince Herman (formerly of Leftover Salmon,) the Mike Hosty Duo, The Burtschi Brothers, Randy Crouch, Split Lip Rayfield, Umphrey's McGee, Carter Sampson, Speakeasy and the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.

He's currently playing guitar and singing backup vocals in singer/songwriter Bill Erickson's latest project, The New Migrant Workers, and performing as many solo gigs per month as his beautiful wife and animal family will let him. Mack is also in the process of co-producing his first full blown solo album with Travis Linville, which is set for release in the fall of 2008.

Joe Mack Spring Fling 2008 Tour Dates:

Thursday, April 17 – The Colony, Tulsa @ 10 p.m.

Friday, April 18 – Sauced, Oklahoma City @ 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 22 – Town Branch, Tahlequah @ 8 p.m.

Friday, April 25 – Joseppi’s, Stillwater @ 8 p.m.

For more information and to keep tabs on this bad mamma-jamma, logon to

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appearing with Jackyl

Pryor, OK

Mike McClure

Stillwater, OK
Tumbleweed Calf Fry

appearing at "Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival"

Stephenville, TX
Melody Mountain Ranch

Mike McClure

Grapevine, TX
Love & War In Texas - Grapevine
Kyle, TX
Thunder Hill Raceway
Helotes, TX
Floores Country Store
Lubbock, TX
The Pavilion @ Lonestar Events Ctr.
Fort Worth, TX
Woody's Tavern
McKinney, TX
Davis, OK
Washita Hideaway
Bryan, TX
The Hook Lakeside Bar and Grill
Wichita Falls, TX
Iron Horse Pub
Lubbock, TX
Blue Light Lubbock
Amarillo, TX
Hoot's Pub
Dallas, TX
Gilley's Dallas
Ardmore, OK
Private Function
Prairieville, LA
Mariner's On The River
Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre